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Andhra Pradesh: Nearly 40 boats Gutted In Fire At Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour


Visakhapatnam: In the early hours between Sunday and Monday, authorities reported a significant fire outbreak at Visakhapatnam’s fishing harbour. Approximately 40 fiber-mechanized boats were completely destroyed in the blaze, no casualties or injuries were recorded during the incident, according to the police.

Locals quickly notified firefighters about a blaze at the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour, prompting their immediate response. An official mentioned that the fire originated from a single boat and rapidly engulfed nearby vessels before being contained.

Local fishermen suspect foul play, alleging that unknown individuals may have intentionally set the boats on fire.Also, the police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the incident.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam, Anand Reddy, said, “The fire broke out on a boat at Vishakhapatnam fishing harbour and then spread to nearly 35 fiber-mechanized boats at midnight. The police and fire teams responded immediately. The fire was successfully brought under control. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. An FIR has been filed and an investigation is underway.” 

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